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UNA General Assembly meets at Soyuzivka

KERHONKSON, N.Y. – The Ukrainian National Association’s General Assembly convened at the Soyuzivka Heritage Center on Friday-Sunday, November 4-6, 2011, for its regular annual meeting to review the fraternal benefit society’s activity for the past year and set the stage for its further development

Substantive reports were delivered by the three full-time executive officers of the UNA: President Stefan Kaczaraj, National Secretary Christine Kozak and Treasurer Roma Lisovich. All other General Assembly members, as well as the editor-in-chief of the UNA’s official publications, Svoboda and The Ukrainian Weekly, had the opportunity to deliver addenda to their written reports.

Four committees were established to work during the sessions: Organizing/Fraternal, Soyuzivka, Publications and Financial. In a departure from the usual format, the committees did not meet separately in smaller groups, but during plenary sessions of the General Assembly that promoted brainstorming and out-of-the-box creativity in a collegial atmosphere. The result was a fruitful strategic planning session for the UNA and its subsidiary operations that laid the groundwork for the months and years ahead.